Is Being Average Unhealthy?

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We eat too much, drink too much and don’t get enough exercise. It’s that simple. And if you think that doesn’t apply to you, you’re probably wrong.

There are seven established factors that raise the risk of ill health. They cover everything from smoking to low fruit and vegetable consumption.

An incredible 93% have at least one risk factor, according to the Health Survey for England. Over a third have three or more.

Of course, there are some encouraging signs. Smoking rates are falling and there’s evidence to suggest obesity and problem drinking rates are stabilising. But, nonetheless, the scale of unhealthiness is still proving to be serious burden.

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